Patents and Patent Applications from University of Texas


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US20180205755 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADAPTIVE VULNERABILITY DETECTION AND MANAGEMENT  
Systems and methods providing adaptive vulnerability detection and management are described. Certain embodiments include monitoring system parameters of a cloud-based system, invoking a security...
US20180203160 SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF HIERARCHICAL FORECASTING OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY PRODUCTION  
A photovoltaic system can include multiple photovoltaic power inverters that convert sunlight to power. An amount of power for each of the inverters can be measured over a period of time. These...
US20180203154 MODULAR ELECTRODE TOOL FOR IMPROVED HYDRAULIC FRACTURE DIAGNOSTICS  
Systems and methods for assessing physical properties of a geological formation are disclosed. The systems and methods may use electrodes that include two conductive portions separated by an...
US20180203010 ANGPTL4 AS A PROGNOSTIC MARKER FOR BLADDER CANCER  
Certain embodiments are directed to methods and compositions for detecting or measuring ANGPTL4 in urinary bladder cancer sample from a subject and assessing the bladder cancer status of the subject.
US20180202412 WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER  
Certain embodiments are directed to a vertical axis unidirectional rotor for wave energy conversion, said rotor comprising a plurality of spatially distributed lift-type and/or drag-type blades...
US20180201943 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR LIPID PRODUCTION  
Described herein, inter alia, are compositions, oleagnious organisms, and methods useful for producing lipids, lipid precursors, and/or oleochemicals.
US20180201525 MEMBRANELESS SEAWATER DESALINATION  
Disclosed are microfluidic devices and systems for the desalination of water. The devices and systems can include an electrode configured to generate an electric field gradient in proximity to an...
US20180200299 POLYCLONAL GAMMA DELTA T CELLS FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY  
Provided herein is a method of expanding clinically-relevant quantities of polyclonal γδ T cells that have anti-tumor, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial reactivity. Polyclonal γδ T cells can target a...
US20180200084 SCAFFOLD SYSTEM FOR TISSUE REPAIR  
A device for treating a damaged tissue includes an expandable scaffold positionable in a portion of a luminal tissue structure of a mammal; and maintained via stent technology, wherein the...
10026887 Methods of tailoring the deposition of metals using self-assembled monolayers  
In some aspects, the present disclosure provides methods of depositing a metal onto a nanomaterial which has been passivized with a self-assembled monolayer at a weakened point in the topography...
10026609 Nanoshape patterning techniques that allow high-speed and low-cost fabrication of nanoshape structures  
A method for template fabrication of ultra-precise nanoscale shapes. Structures with a smooth shape (e.g., circular cross-section pillars) are formed on a substrate using electron beam...
10023977 Method for producing high stacking fault energy (SFE) metal films, foils, and coatings with high-density nanoscale twin boundaries  
Materials, including metals such as bulk metals, specialty alloys, metallic films and coatings, are made up of many tiny single crystals, which may also be referred to as grains. The boundaries...
10023965 Electrolytic buffer generator  
Buffer generators are described based on electrodialytic devices. The methods of using these devices can generate buffers for diverse applications, including separations, e.g., HPLC and ion...
10023637 Combination immunotherapy for the treatment of cancer  
Agonists to ICOS in combination with a blocking agent to a T cell inhibitory receptor (e.g., CTLA-4, PD-1, etc.) are demonstrated herein to be useful for the treatment of tumors.
10022385 Thermo-kinetic mixing for pharmaceutical applications  
Compositions and methods for making a pharmaceutical dosage form include making a pharmaceutical composition that includes one or more active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) with one or more...
US20180199379 NETWORK ROUTING SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT  
A method, system, or computer program product to enhance the performance of multi-hop cellular networks or other wireless networks is provided. A wireless device (e.g., cellular telephone) is able...
US20180199323 COHERENCE DIVERSITY IN FREQUENCY AND TIME  
Various examples are provided for coherence diversity. In one example, a method includes receiving a product signal transmitted over a plurality of subcarriers, the product signal including a...
US20180197535 Systems and Methods for Human Speech Training  
Language learning and speech training techniques are implemented to provide automated and real-time quantitative feedback to the user. Sound samples produced by a speaker are transcribed and...
US20180196069 DETECTION OF MISFOLDED PROTEINS  
Methods and kits are provided for amplifying and detecting misfolded proteins from samples, for example, from patients having Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and the like. For example, a...
US20180196068 Detection of Misfolded Amyloid Beta Protein  
Methods and kits are provided for amplifying and detecting Aβ proteins from samples, for example, from patients having Alzheimer's Disease. For example, a method for determining a presence of a...
US20180194891 METHANESULFONIC ACID MEDIATED SOLVENT FREE SYNTHESIS OF CONJUGATED POROUS POLYMER NETWORKS  
The present disclosure relates to synthesis of porous polymer networks and applications of such materials.
US20180194806 INDUCTION OF TUMOR IMMUNITY BY VARIANTS OF FOLATE BINDING PROTEIN  
The present invention is directed to variants of antigens comprising folate binding protein epitopes as a composition associated with providing immunity against a tumor in an individual. The...
US20180193657 NONINVASIVE THERAPIES IN THE PRESENCE OF EXOGENOUS PARTICULATE AGENTS  
Methods are disclosed for treating cell components, cells, organelles, organs, and/or tissues with acoustic energy, electromagnetic energy, static or alternating electric fields, and/or static or...
US20180193521 CHEMICAL GRADIENTS  
In one aspect, apparatuses for providing chemical gradients are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus described herein comprises a conduit having a first end and a second end, one or...
US20180193442 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS TO PREVENT OR TREAT BACTERIAL INFECTIONS  
Certain embodiments are directed to methods and compositions for preventing treating bacterial infections. In certain embodiments the compositions comprise thioredoxin deficient bacteria.
US20180193147 Self-Expanding Heart Assist Device  
The present invention includes a device and method for a self-expanding framework device adapted to facilitate the deployment of an extra-cardiac device. The device includes a deployment tube and...
US20180192887 Thermochromic Optical Waveguide Temperature Sensors  
In one embodiment, a temperature sensor includes an optical waveguide having a distal tip and a thermochromic sensing element mounted to the distal tip of the optical waveguide, wherein light...
10018638 Measuring circulating therapeutic antibody, antigen and antigen/antibody complexes using ELISA assays  
The present invention relates to the field of immunology and hyperproliferative diseases. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method of detecting and monitoring therapeutic...
10018525 Self-powered tactile pressure sensors  
In one embodiment, a self-powered tactile pressure sensor includes a flexible substrate, an array of piezoelectric crystalline nanorods each having a bottom end and a top end, the nanorods being...
10017598 Block copolymer and micelle compositions and methods of use thereof  
Provided herein are block copolymers comprising a hydrophilic polymer segment and a hydrophobic polymer segment, wherein the hydrophilic polymer segment comprises a polymer selected from the group...
10017429 Methods of reducing ignition sensitivity of energetic materials  
An energetic material comprising an elemental fuel, an oxidizer or other element, and a carbon nanofiller or carbon fiber rods, where the carbon nanofiller or carbon fiber rods are substantially...
10016952 Spray formation of an impermeable barrier layer on a tire  
A method is provided for forming an impermeable barrier layer on an inner tire surface of a tire. An assembly is also provided along with a kit for forming an impermeable barrier layer on an inner...
10016493 Compositions and methods of enhancing immune responses to Eimeria  
Vaccines comprising TRAP polypeptides and Salmonella enteritidis vectors comprising TRAP polypeptides are provided. The vaccines may also include a CD154 polypeptide capable of binding to CD40....
US20180188211 NON-INVASIVE SAMPLE-INTERROGATION DEVICE  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an interrogation device that is operable to apply one or more source signals to one or more coils surrounding a volume, where a material is disposed...
US20180187191 Targeted-Delivery of Small Interference RNA Against Anthrax  
The present invention includes a composition for the targeted-delivery of small interference RNA against bacteria comprising: a detoxified bacterial protein toxin that comprises a highly...
US20180187172 REGULATED GENE EXPRESSION FROM VIRAL VECTORS  
The present disclosure relates to vectors for the controlled expression transgenes and methods of use therefor.
US20180187141 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONDITIONING CELL POPULATIONS FOR CELL THERAPIES  
A bioreactor system for conditioning of potent cells or cell media is provided. In further aspects, conditioned pluripotent cells and methods for making such cells are provided.
US20180186781 BICYCLO[1.1.1]PENTANE INHIBITORS OF DUAL LEUCINE ZIPPER (DLK) KINASE FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE  
Disclosed herein are compounds which inhibit the kinase activity of dual leucine zipper (DLK) kinase (MAP3K12), pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of treatment of DLK-mediated diseases, such...
US20180185847 Microfluidic Devices and Methods for Bioassays  
A microfluidic device includes a substrate and a cover. The substrate has an inlet port, a first microchannel, one or more parking loops, a second microchannel and an outlet port for each...
US20180184979 ADHESIVE FOR OPTICAL WEARABLE SENSORS  
An adhesive interface device includes an interface material having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface is configured to adhere to a tissue, the second surface is...
10015011 Apparatus and method for secure communication on a compound channel  
The anti-diversity concept for secure communication on a two-link compound channel provides secure communication over two parallel communication channels. The message is split into two separate...
10012653 Nanoparticles for targeting acid tumor microenvironments  
A composition is disclosed which is capable of being used for detection, comprising a noble metal nanoparticle. The inventive compositions exhibit little interaction with serum proteins while...
10011589 Treatments for gastrointestinal conditions  
Compounds for the treatment of bacterial and parasitic infections which are hybrid compounds of compounds having antibacterial or antiparasitic activity and compounds that decrease the absorption...
10010534 Intravenous formulation and LC/MS/MS analysis method for GMC1  
Certain embodiments are directed to a GMC1 co-solvent formulation. The GMC1 co-solvent formulation described herein can be used for the treatment of prostate cancer, benign prostatic hypertrophy,...
10010327 Expandable implant and implant system  
An embodiment of the invention includes an expandable implant to endovascularly embolize an anatomical void or malformation, such as an aneurysm. An embodiment is comprised of a chain or linked...
US20180180810 Multilevel Leaky-Mode Resonant Optical Devices  
Multilevel leaky-mode optical elements, including reflectors, polarizers, and beamsplitters. Some of the elements have a plurality of spatially modulated periodic layers coupled to a substrate....
US20180180614 ANTIBODY-MEDIATED NEUTRALIZATION OF EBOLA VIRUSES  
The present disclosure is directed to antibodies binding to and neutralizing ebolavirus and methods for use thereof. The present disclosure is directed to a method of detecting an ebolavirus...
US20180179278 Methods for Treating Inflammatory Disorders or Cancer Metastasis by Administering Antibodies to Connexin 43 (CX43) Hemichannels  
Methods for identifying compounds that positively regulate connexin 43 hemichannels.
US20180179258 FCRN ANTAGONISTS AND METHODS OF USE  
Provided are novel FcRn antagonist compositions comprising a variant Fc region that binds specifically to FcRn with increased affinity and reduced pH dependence relative to the native Fc region....
US20180179151 SULFONAMIDE DERIVATIVE AND PHARMACEUTICALLY ACCEPTABLE ACID ADDITION SALT THEREOF  
The present invention aims to provide a novel low-molecular-weight compound exhibiting an orexin receptor agonist activity and expected to be useful as a prophylactic or therapeutic agent for...